MOTOR SPORTS—Wheeling a Brabham-Ford, Belgium's JACKY ICKX drove to victory in the German Grand Prix on the N�rburgring, outdueling the favored Jackie Stewart of Scotland—runaway leader in world championship points—and finishing with a 108.43 mph average speed and one-lap track record of 7:44.5. Only four of the 13 starters finished the Formula I event.
TENNIS—BRITAIN, led by southpaw Mark Cox's 6-3, 18-16, 3-6, 6-2 triumph over Jose Eidson Mandarino, defeated Brazil and entered the Davis Cup Inter-Zone final for the first time since World War II. The victory—gained at Wimbledon, where such a late Cup match has not been held for 32 years—will put Britain up against Rumania next week to decide which will challenge the U.S. at Cleveland in September. British team members are Cox, Peter Curtis and Graham Stilwell.
Third-seeded STAN SMITH of Pasadena, Calif. defeated fellow Davis Cupper and second-seeded Clark Graebner of New York to win the Eastern Grass Courts Championship at South Orange, N.J. 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. It was the fourth straight year that Graebner was runner-up.
Tom Okker of The Netherlands won the Dutch championship when he topped England's Roger Taylor 10-8, 7-9, 6-4, 6-4. Kerry Melville of Aus tralia won the women's title 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 over Karin Krantzcke.
WATER SKIING—Skimming a 52-mile course from Long Beach to Catalina Island, two young Californians set new records in the Grand National: TIM GUCKES, 22, of Gardena, finished first in 1:04 3/8 to clip nine seconds off the mark set in 1963, and SALLY YOUNGER, 16, of Hacienda Heights, captured the women's division in 1:21.40, beating the 1961 record by 8.20.
MILEPOSTS—CAGED: All-America cager RICK MOUNT, a Purdue University senior, by a junior named DONNA SUE CADGER. The two were married in Lebanon, Ind.
REITERATED: By International Olympic Committee President AVERY BRUNDAGE, 82, that he was still determined to keep nonamateur sports out of Olympic competition. The reaffirmation came after Denis Howell, the British minister for sport, predicted open games by 1980.
DIED: JOHNNY MAIBEN, 71, a popular jockey of the post-World War I days, in San Ysidro, Calif. A favorite with the C. V. Whitney and August Belmont stables, Maiben rode Gallant Fox, Exterminator, Aga Khan and the late Max Hirsch's sentimental favorite, Sarazan.
DIED: FLINT RHEM, 66, for 12 years a pitcher around the National League, in Greer, S.C. Rhem ran up a 105-97 record over his career, taking the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1924, 1933-34 and 1936; the Philadelphia Phillies in 1932-33 and the Boston Braves in 1934-35.
KILLED: MOISES SOLANO, 35, a veteran of Formula I and stock car circuits and one of Mexico's leading race drivers, when his McLaren-Chevy crashed and burned during the Valle de Bravo-Bosencheve Hill Climb near Mexico City.